Most of our lives in the ministry, we have lived in places not readily recognized by many people. When asked where we lived, our answers sounded like this: "It's in Hill County, just North of Hillsboro." "On the outskirts of Wichita Falls." "Midway between Dallas and Texarkana." Now we live in a city so famous we don't even have to say "Texas" after it. Ironically, I feel less known here than in the "unknown" places.
Wherever you are serving and ministering, God knows you. He remembers you. He sees you. He uses you. He did not send you there to forget or ignore you.
I recently read a true story sent in to a magazine. It involved a Marine Lieutenant on a military training exercise. The commanding officer saw the Marine ambling about, and asked him where his foxhole was. The Marine saluted and answered, " I don't know, sir. Where is my foxhole?" The commander replied, "You're standing in it. All you have to do is remove the dirt."
In other words, your place is the place where you are. Dig in!
For this time, this is your place to fulfill your role in God's kingdom work. "He sees and knows all the way you have trod."Dig in!
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